Samsung is expected to reveal its Galaxy S5 smartphone at the end of this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Korean company has confirmed that one of their ‘Unpacked’ events will be held at the mobile-focused show on Feb. 24, a special event that Samsung has typically used to announce new mobile devices. The invite for the event that was sent out to journalists even includes a “5” printed on its title, which all but confirms the upcoming unveiling of the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5’s features have been the subject of much discussion, especially after January’s Consumer Electronics Show where analysts speculated that the new phone would have a refined user interface, a 64-bit Exynos processor, and a 16-megapixel camera. There has also been speculation that the new S5 will feature iris scanning technology and that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat.
According to Sam Mobile, the phone is expected have a metal body casing along with a plastic version too. Last September, the Taipei Times reported that the Taiwanese firm Catcher Technology Co is manufacturing metal bodies for Samsung. The company has previously developed metal bodies for the MacBook Air and has worked with HTC too.
Unpacked will be broadcast live on Samsung’s YouTube channel and should the Galaxy S5 be unveiled at the event, it will have been less than a year since the company’s last smartphone, the Galaxy S4, was shown off to the world. This may be to get a head start on Apple before the iPhone 6 is officially announced.